Tenth Annual Big Spruce Home Brew Challenge

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Tenth Annual Big Spruce Home Brew Challenge

Post by chalmers » Sat Nov 26, 2022 11:58 am

For our 10th annual Home Brew Challenge we are throwing things back to year 1, and asking home brewers to submit their best IPA! (BJCP 2021 categories 21A American IPA, 21B Specialty IPA, 21C Hazy IPA, 22A Double IPA and X2 IPA Argenta). As this category is wide open to all iterations of IPA, yeast can be anything the participant wishes to use. Participants can submit ONE entry in any of the categories, and all entries will be judged against each other in one common pool to produce one winner, one 2nd place and a 3rd place. Jointly brewed entries are permitted with payment of only one entry fee, but if multiple members of a joint entry want a participant t-shirt and/or to participate in the gala, then each joint participant must pay an entry fee.

Please email info@bigspruce.ca to express interest ASAP and you will receive an entry form via return. Entry forms and $25 entry fee must be received and paid before judging day. Entries must be received by February 3rd, 2023 (drop off points for samples TBC). Judging will occur that weekend, and a Winners' Gala will be held at 4pm on Feb 5th, 2022 at the Dartmouth Wooden Monkey. Participants + 1 and judges will all be welcome to attend, and a wide selection of Big Spruce beer will be available to sample.

The top 3 beers will be announced at the Gala. Brewers placing 2nd and 3rd will win a swag/merch and beer box from Big Spruce, and the Best in Show winner will once again brew their beer on Big Spruce’s 7bbl pilot system for sale and distribution across NS (release details to follow).

Get Brewing! Looking forward to seeing the home brew community again on this one! Questions can be sent to the above email if you have any.

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Re: Tenth Annual Big Spruce Home Brew Challenge

Post by JamesM80 » Sat Nov 26, 2022 3:04 pm

Looking forward to it, Cheers!

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Re: Tenth Annual Big Spruce Home Brew Challenge

Post by AnarchistBrewing » Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:39 pm

Would a white IPA be an acceptable entry?
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Re: Tenth Annual Big Spruce Home Brew Challenge

Post by JamesM80 » Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:27 pm

AnarchistBrewing wrote:Would a white IPA be an acceptable entry?
It falls under 21b specialty IPA so it should be good to go. Just looked at 21b and didn't realize how many different specialty IPAs would be under it.

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Re: Tenth Annual Big Spruce Home Brew Challenge

Post by know1 » Fri Jan 27, 2023 12:13 pm

We have offered up our place in Middle Sackville as an entry drop-off location again thus year in addition to Spruce HRM HQ in Hubley.

Spruce will be collecting from us on Saturday afternoon February 4th so our cutoff is 12pm.
We will keep entries cool and have coolers outside for drop off to keep cool/prevent freezing in the interrum if we are out.

Please let us know when you are coming by, (PM for contact details and address if needed).

Cheers and good luck!
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